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Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service organisation providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 16 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

The APSN Schools and Centre adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.

To date, APSN’s growing database has more than 5,000 alumni members and beneficiaries. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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Public To Understand The Challenges And Behaviours Of Persons With Autism

Public To Understand The Challenges And Behaviours Of Persons With Autism

In commemoration of “World Autism Awareness Day”, APSN Katong School student Mohsen and his 13-year-old sister Nur Sabrina Yusof were interviewed by Berita Harian to educate and raise awareness of the condition.

Diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability and Autism, Mohsen would sometimes scream at the top of his lungs or stomp his foot when experiencing a meltdown. Sabrina shared that she used to feel ashamed when Mohsen’s action attracted the attention of passers-by. There are also times when she felt jealous that her parents showed more attention to Mohsen. But growing up, she has learnt more about his brother and grown to be more understanding and independent as an older sibling.

Sabrina described her relationship with Mohsen unlike others and hopes that there would be greater awareness of persons with special needs.

Read more about their story in the original article here.

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